The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack [EPUB]
08 March 2018, 00:53
2018 | EPUB | 35.48MB
From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike.
For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. Occasional photographs bring the wolves and their behaviors into absorbing focus.
The Unexpected Truth About Animals: A menagerie of the misunderstood [EPUB]
01 March 2018, 16:39
2018 | EPUB | 36.57MB
Featured on BBC Radio's 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage and on BBC Radio 6 with Cerys Matthews
History is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long way to go.
Whether we’re watching a viral video of romping baby pandas or looking at a picture of penguins ‘holding hands’, we often project our own values – innocence, abstinence, hard work – onto animals. So you’ve probably never considered that moose get drunk and that penguins are notorious cheats.
In The Unexpected Truth About Animals Zoologist Lucy unravels many such myths – that eels are born from sand, that swallows hibernate under water, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that are licked into shape by their mothers – to show that the stories we create reveal as much about us as they do about the animals.
Astonishing, illuminating and laugh-out-loud funny.
Big Cats in The Wild: A Visual Essay of Lions, Jaguars, Leopards, Pumas, and More [EPUB]
25 February 2018, 03:55
2018 | EPUB | 392.21MB
Joe and Mary Ann McDonald have traveled the world for over thirty years, creating incredible images of breathtaking places and the incredible creatures that inhabit them. In this book, they have collected over two hundred of their favorite images of big cats from around the globe—from the majestic lions of Africa, to the powerful jaguars of South America, to the elusive tigers of Asia.
The McDonalds also share the stories behind the images, taking you alongside them through some of the most remote parts of the world and into the cultures and traditions of the people living in the midst of big cats. Whether you’re a travel buff, wild animal lover, or just obsessed with the ancestry of the small cat in your living room, the images and stories in this engaging book are sure to thrill!